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Nothing compares to kapok. Softer and lighter than down, perfectly compressible for pillows, and naturally harvested from the Ceiba tree, kapok is the ideal filling for a pillow. Kapok is harvested from seed pods that are dropped from trees in tropical rain forest regions, meaning your purchase of kapok is helping to preserve the life of a tree and encourage local economies in Indonesia and other tropical regions. 

Almost no work is required to turn the raw material into bedding fiber: it's manually picked clean, spun, and sent to us! If you like clean and sustainable products, you'll love kapok. And if you love soft pillows, you'll settle for nothing else.

 

Kapok is a natural fiber that comes from the Ceiba Tree in Central America. Kapok fibers come from the trees seed pods, which shed seasonally, meaning there is no machinery required to harvest them.  With a silky and fluffy consistency, kapok has the benefits of being fluffy like down, but plant-based like cotton, making it a wonderful vegan down alternative.

Kapok - Vegan & Sustainable alternative to down, Best for sleepers who want a super soft, fluffy pillow; Our best-selling sleep pillow!

πŸ₯ Soft & fluffy, similar to down pillows (minus the animal products)

🌳 A vegan, sustainable fiber from the Ceiba Tree

🌱 Hypoallergenic & Ethically sourced

πŸ‘Œ Hand-stuffed your own pillow to avoid lumps & customizable so you can find the perfect firmness

 

HISTORY OF KAPOK

 

  • Kapok fibers were in the all-natural life preservers used by G.I.s in World War II.
  • In 1920, explorers conquering Mt. Everest typically wore high-altitude boots with kapok insulation, leather outers, gaiters, and crampons
  • Kapok fibers are one eight (0.08) the weight of cotton.
  • Kapok was one of the first ancient non-food plants cultivated across Southeast Asia.
  • Kapok was routinely used for pillows before goose down; Kapok is Retro Green.
  • HERE’S A GOOD ONE THAT SUPPORTS WHY KAPOK IS BETTER THAN GOOSE DOWN:
    • In theory, as the down moults naturally, the birds shouldn't mind if it’s taken. The reality: goose down is the byproduct of keeping millions of birds around the world in cages, the lion’s share before they are slaughtered for cheap meat or foie gras.  Therefore, buying down products carries the high risk of making you complicit in this industry. 
  • Kapok is a vegetable down. It’s been used for years in the maritime industry because of its buoyancy.  In the 1940s, all sorts of items - life belts, seating cushions, mattresses — were filled with Kapok, which is water repellant and enables it to keep afloat from 30 to 35 times its weight.  Ordinary cork can only support 5 times its weight. — article in Grey River Argus, 16-October 1907, which was published 107 years ago to the day!!!

The more you buy, the more you SAVE.  EMAIL us for large bulk fiber orders: info@whitelotushome.com or call us at 732-828-2111.

Used in: Pillows and meditation zafus


 

 

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Irina F (Vaughan, ON)
September 23, 2021
*** has an exceptional quality!
Sandy D (Folsom, California)
September 06, 2021
excellent product
Sarah R (Knoxville, Tennessee)
June 07, 2021
I used the kapok filling to stuff Euro shams as I wanted something non-toxic for a guest room. Was the first time I'd used the product so had a slight learning curve. But the pillows turned out great, and have enough left I think I try my hand at re-stuffing the seat of an old chair.
Cynthia C (Leesburg, Florida)
June 01, 2021
I have bought the all-natural kapok for yoga pillows for many years. Quality product and service.
Cynthia C (Leesburg, Florida)
May 04, 2021
I use it for yoga pillows because it's all-natural and of the highest quality and easy to use
Joyace B (Sandston, Virginia)
May 08, 2020
I am using this product for hypoallergenic pillows and a comforter
Nancy T (Coopersburg, Pennsylvania)
April 18, 2020
To make pillows.
Grace E (Bonita , California)
March 12, 2020
I use the Kapok to fill my high end pillows. The fact that it is hypoallergenic is most important to me and my clients. I have pillows that were made 13 years ago and the natural fiber has maintained it’s density and shape. So grateful for a product I can depend on the remain consistent in this ever changing world .
mikey k (HOUSTON, Texas)
March 08, 2020
Haven't had a chance to use the material quite yet, but it's so nice feeling / looking. :)
Olga J (BROOKLYN, New York)
December 03, 2019
Haven’t used it yet but it will be stuffing for cushions.
Grace E (Bonita , California)
November 07, 2019
I use the product to fill pillows. It keeps its shape and is hypoallergenic. I would recommend it to all designers that want to provide customers with the best natural and sustainable product on the market.
Allen G (MATHISTON, Mississippi)
June 26, 2019
as described
Sara G (South Portland, Maine)
June 26, 2019
The kapok I ordered is just wonderful! I used it for all my pillows in my home and also made a dog bed for my new puppy! He ran right to the puppy pillow when we brought him home! I was amazed, I thought I would have to show him. Even the cats sleep on it. They are getting thier own pillows too! It is very fluffy to work with. I recommend goggles, it does get in your eyes otherwise.
Paul M (Tarpon Springs, Florida)
June 26, 2019
The product is fine.
Ann W (San Francisco, California)
June 26, 2019
made excellent Zafus!
Cynthia C (Pensacola, Florida)
June 26, 2019
Great for yoga pillows
Ashley
December 15, 2018
Bought this to make my own pillows, it's very soft and down like, we love our new pillows!
Sam
March 21, 2018
The kapok was extremely soft and fluffy - even nicer than anticipated. It's a little messy to use and sticks all over, probably would have been smart to do outside. But not that big of a deal. Used to make pillows with organic covers. Would definitely buy again!
Lisa M (Alhambra, CA)
February 09, 2018
Very pleased in the quality of this kapok fiber. My sizable order was packaged conveniently and was slightly over the amount I ordered. So refreshing to be dealing with an ethical company. Thank you!
Benjamin Z (San Diego, California)
February 09, 2018
I use this product as nesting materials for hummingbirds
kimberly b (schenevus, New York)
February 09, 2018
I am using kapok to make pillow inserts. I find it very down-like and the best part is no animals are harmed, the resource is renewable and sustainable!\n
Michael A (Gresham, OR)
February 09, 2018
The quality of the Kapok is amazing!
jill h (jacksonville, Florida)
February 09, 2018
To stuff zFUA.
Rebecca Hess
January 26, 2018
The bulk kapok was great to make a fit mattress topper and to stuff throw pillows. It is so soft and nice to work with. The box is huge and was delivered quickly.
Reviewed by Glacierboy1 on September 10, 2014 via ETSY
December 29, 2015
Great price for a quality product. Shipping and communication with the seller store was quick and helpful.
Reviewed by mouseleo on April 7, 2015 via ETSY
December 29, 2015
Came in a timely manner.
Reviewed by Aida Comes on July 9, 2015 via ETSY
December 29, 2015
Good costumer service, fast shipping and the fiber is good quality. It comes compacted in a vacuumed bag and in a fairly small box, which is very convenient for storage.
When White Lotus makes its kapok pillows, how do you "fluff" the fibers and prevent lumpy pillows? Do you use some kind of metal brush to separate the fibers or have any other tips for getting evenly distributed pillow stuffing?
It is actually all done by hand, we manually pull the fibers apart to fluff them, then gently grab it and stuff the casing of the pillow. Once you do that you can also put it in the NO Heat/Air Fluff cycle in a dryer, which can help redistribute the fibers also. Good luck!
Is The kapok White Lotus Home uses in pillows or to sell as a bulk fiber, certified organic?
The kapok we have been using since 2008 or so, is not organic certified. It is a fiber that grows in the rainforest just like bamboo and there has never been much of a request or need for organic certification. It comes from Indonesia, since it does not grow in large quantities in the USA due to our lack of rainforest weather. However, we are able to get it GOTS Certified organic as soon as we are able to buy over 20 tons at a time. Something we are going to consider doing in the next year or so.

Nothing compares to kapok. Softer and lighter than down, perfectly compressible for pillows, and naturally harvested from the Ceiba tree, kapok is the ideal filling for a pillow. Kapok is harvested from the seed pods that are dropped from trees in tropical rainforest regions, meaning your purchase of kapok is helping to preserve the life of a tree and encourage local economies in Indonesia and other tropical regions.

Almost no work is required to turn the raw material into bedding fiber: it's manually picked clean, spun, and sent to us! If you like clean and sustainable products, you'll love kapok. And if you love soft pillows, you'll settle for nothing else.

Used in: Sold as a Raw Bulk Fiber, Making Pillows and meditation zafus and cushions.

The more you buy, the more you SAVE. EMAIL us for large bulk fiber orders: info@whitelotushome.com or call us at 732-828-2111.
Want to make outdoor cushions (54" x 13" knife edge pillows, 4 pillows). Would your kapok work for this? I would encase in a non-woven poly liner. Thinking I need ~20 pounds total for the 4 pillows?? Thank you!
Well this is the amount that we use in our pillows at these standard dimensions:
Pillow Sizes & Weights: Kapok
As all White Lotus Home products are unique, listed weights are approximate.
Pillow Fill Size Weight Exterior Case
Standard Kapok Sleep Pillow βˆ™ Soft βˆ™ 20 x 26" βˆ™ 2 lbs.
Standard Kapok Sleep Pillow βˆ™ Medium βˆ™ 20 x 26" βˆ™ 2.3 lbs.
Standard Kapok Sleep Pillow βˆ™ Firm βˆ™ 20 x 26" βˆ™ 2.8 lbs.
Queen Kapok Sleep Pillow βˆ™ Soft βˆ™ 20 x 30" βˆ™ 2.8 lbs. βˆ™
Queen Kapok Sleep Pillow βˆ™ Medium βˆ™ 20 x 30" βˆ™ 3.3 lbs.
Queen Kapok Sleep Pillow βˆ™ Firm βˆ™ 20 x 30" βˆ™ 3.8 lbs. βˆ™
King Kapok Sleep Pillow βˆ™ Soft βˆ™ 20 x 36" βˆ™ 4 lbs. βˆ™
King Kapok Sleep Pillow βˆ™ Medium βˆ™ 20 x 36" βˆ™ 4.6 lbs. βˆ™
King Kapok Sleep Pillow βˆ™ Firm βˆ™ 20 x 36" βˆ™ 5.6 lbs. βˆ™
Kapok Body Pillow βˆ™ Medium βˆ™ 20 x 72" βˆ™ 9 lbs. βˆ™
Kapok Travel Pillow βˆ™ Medium βˆ™ 12 x 16" βˆ™ .8 lbs. βˆ™
12 x 21" Kapok Decorative Pillow βˆ™ Medium βˆ™ 12 x 21" βˆ™ 1 lb. βˆ™
17 x 17" Kapok Decorative Pillow βˆ™ Medium βˆ™ 17 x 17" βˆ™ 1.5 lbs. βˆ™
20 x 20" Kapok Decorative Pillow βˆ™ Medium βˆ™ 20 x 20" βˆ™ 2.5 lbs. βˆ™
24 x 24" Kapok Decorative Pillow βˆ™ Medium βˆ™ 24 x 24" βˆ™ 3 lbs. βˆ™
Kapok Round Bolster Pillow βˆ™ Medium βˆ™ 21 x 8" βˆ™ 4 lbs. βˆ™
Each 54x13" pillow may take at least a minimum of 5 lbs, depending on how firm you want that, you can definitely start with the 20 lbs and see how far that takes your project.

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Where is this kapok grown?
Hello, we get our Kapok mainly from Southeast Asia, like Indonesia. Thanks!
How often do you recommend replacing the kapok in a pillow? I bought some from you probably a year or so ago -- is it time to replace the fill entirely or just add to it? The fill has been in a sealed pillow that has been covered by a pillow case (so two layers of cover). I'd like to take advantage of your great sale but am trying to decide how much kapok I need -- do I replace entirely or just add to the existing fill? Thanks!
Hello, It really depends on the current condition of the pillow. If it feels to you it can use some more fill, feel free to go ahead and add some more and see how that feels. Our minimum is 5 lbs which one standard pillow can be filled with about 2.5 lbs. If you have further questions, email us at info@whitelotushome.com or call 732-828-2111.

Thank you,
Hello, Is the kapok you sell organic? Thanks!
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry,

No, the Kapok we sell is not certified organic.

If you have further questions, please call us at 877-426-3623.


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